A thirtieth anniversary requires a little more than a day out, for sure. So, we spent a few happy days at The Peacock, in Rowsley, in the company of assorted (and eminent!) actors currently filming Jane Eyre at Haddon Hall.
The brisk – no cold – weather scuppered our plans for long walks and fresh air, and opening times – no, closing times – meant that we didn’t get to see Haddon Hall for ourselves, nor did we make it to Hardwick Hall either. Both of those will have to wait for a follow up visit. Our fortieth anniversary, perhaps?
We did do a calorie-free survey of Bakewell Puddings – how many claims are there to be the original?
We made it to Buxton, too, enjoying the only warm sunshine of the trip, which lasted all of half an hour!
We headed for the Opera House, for after all, we all need a little culture.
We took the fun option, though!
We made our way home yesterday, via Lichfield Cathedral.
It made a magnificent finale to a sparkling weekend. Here’s to the next thirty years!